These two Celtic players to start against Manchester City after spells on fringes - report

By Alex Stevens

Craig Gordon is set to start for Celtic in their Champions League showdown against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The Scottish Sun claim the veteran goalkeeper is poised to get the nod from Brendan Rodgers ahead of summer signing Dorus De Vries.

It is said that Jozo Simunovic is also poised to make his Champions League debut against City after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The report states that Gordon is in line to be selected for the mouthwatering clash against the Premier League leaders at Celtic Park due to doubts over Dorus de Vries’ fitness and form.

Gordon recently lost his No1 spot to the Dutchman, but is desperate to face Pep Guardiola’s in-form team.

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De Vries was injured on Saturday trying to save Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly’s wonder goal in Celtic’s 6-1 triumph.

That allowed Gordon to come on for the second half as Rodger’s team strolled to victory and cemented their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Simunovic made just his third appearance of the campaign at the weekend, after recovering from a knee ligament injury that had sidelined him since the middle of last season.

In other Celtic team news, one of the team’s defenders is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.